Special Issue "Biomass Carbon Materials in Wastewater Treatment and Resource Utilization"

A special issue of Water (ISSN 2073-4441). This special issue belongs to the section "Wastewater Treatment and Reuse".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2024 | Viewed by 76

Special Issue Editors

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China
Interests: resource; environmental waste; high value utilization; environmental management; life cycle; water pollution control; emerging organic pollutants; environmental assessment; ecological restoration; adsorption; catalysis; water pollution; heavy metal
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Dr. Yiting Luo
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Guest Editor
College of Business, Hunan First Normal University, Changsha 410114, China
Interests: sewage treatment and resource utilization; high value utilization of environmental waste

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, the situation of water pollution prevention and control worldwide is still serious. Carbon materials have broad research and application prospects in water pollution prevention and control due to their large specific surface area and pore volume, controllable porous structure, and excellent thermal, chemical, and mechanical stability. Carbon materials can serve as efficient adsorbents for removing water pollutants, and can also serve as highly stable catalysts for degrading water pollutants. Especially, agricultural and forestry biomass is an important renewable resource with great potential for development and utilization. It has the advantages of low cost, large reserves, biodegradability, etc. It is an important raw material that can replace fossil resources to prepare multi-functional carbon materials. How to achieve targeted regulation of the surface properties and porous structure of agricultural and forestry biomass carbon materials through green and efficient processing techniques, and then prepare high-performance biomass carbon materials to achieve efficient removal of pollutants in environmental water has become a focus of research in recent years. This Special Issue aims to evaluate and analyze the latest research progress of biomass carbon materials in the field of water pollution prevention and control.

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but not limited to) the following:

  • Wastewater treatment and resource utilization;
  • Classification and raw material sources of biomass carbon materials;
  • Preparation and modification regulation of biomass carbon materials;
  • Biomass carbon materials for adsorption and removal of pollutants in water bodies;
  • Catalytic degradation of pollutants in water using biomass carbon materials.

Dr. Rongkui Su
Dr. Yiting Luo
Guest Editors

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  • wastewater treatment
  • wastewater utilization
  • water purification
  • biomass carbon materials
  • agricultural and forestry biomass
  • targeted regulation
  • heavy metals
  • emerging pollutants
  • adsorption
  • catalytic

Published Papers

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